GenreDocumentary, Comedy Music directorDave Fischoff Duration LanguageEnglish
WriterMarisa Miller Wolfson Release dateSeptember 10th, 2011 (Toronto Independent Film Festival) Initial releaseOctober 13, 2011 (New York City) CastT. Colin Campbell (Himself), Brian Flegel (Himself), Joel Fuhrman (Himself), Stephen Kaufman (Himself), Tesla Lobo (Herself), Howard Lyman (Himself) Similar moviesSupercharge Me! 30 Days Raw, A Carne é Fraca, The Raw Gourmet, Volume Two: Making Meals Out of Nuts and Seeds, The Raw Gourmet, Volume Three: Palate-pleasing Entrées to Feed 4 to 400, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Seven Pounds
Vegucated 2010 original
Vegucated is a 2011 American documentary film that explores the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. It "follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks."
The director interviewed a number of people to participate in this documentary and chose Brian, who likes to eat meat and eat out; Ellen, a psychiatrist, part-time comedian and single mother; and Tesla, a college student who lives with her family. In the film Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Professor T. Colin Campbell discuss the benefits of a plant-based diet consisting of whole foods. The film also features Howard Lyman and Stephen R. Kaufman. Kneel Cohn makes a cameo appearance.
The documentary addresses the resistance that some people feel towards vegetarianism and veganism, the disconnect between farm animals and the purchasing of meat, the origins of omnivorism and the ethical, environmental and health benefits of a vegan diet. During the filming, participants visited an abandoned slaughterhouse and investigated the reality of intensive animal farming in the US. Of their own accord, they chose to trespass on a factory farm to see for themselves, and became passionate about their new-found cause.
Best Documentary, Toronto Independent Film Festival, 2011
Chris Award For Best Educational Film, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Best Food Issue, Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, 2012
Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, 2012
Official Selection, UK Green Film Festival, 2012
Vegucated is available in DVD format and streaming via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Amazon Video, YouTube, Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow, Xbox, PlayStation, Fetch TV and Hulu.
The GetVegucated YouTube channel contains follow-up films, including Where are they now? and behind the scenes footage.